Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween 2013

Just finished carving the Miller Tree Inn pumpkin, so I guess that we are officially ready for Halloween.  We still have rooms available for this week and weekend.  As the pumpkin says "welcome".  So come on over to see us!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Olympic National Park Closures

Even though Olympic National Park is closed including the Hoh Rainforest, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent and Sol Duc Hot Springs; there are still things to see and do on the Peninsula and around Forks.

Though the National Forest Offices are all closed, the trails in the National Forest are open.  That includes the south shore of Lake Quinault where there are wonderful rain forest trails to explore.  From Forks, it only take about a half hour longer to get to the Lake Quinault area that it does to get to the Hoh.  The guests that have made the trek down are very happy.

The road to the north shore of Lake Crescent (from the Fairholme area) is also open there is a lovely 5 mile drive through the trees to get to the Spruce rail road trail.

Though the Elwah area of Olympic National Park is closed, the road is open up to the park boundary.  You can still take the short trail up to Madison Falls.

The La Push beaches are open and the Quileute tribe is happy to share their beautiful scenery with you.

Since the walk to Cape Flattery is on Makah tribal lands, that is also a great destination to the most northwest tip of the continental USA.  They also have a fabulous Cultural Center, which is well worth the drive and the time.

Today the sun is shining on us, so don't miss this beautiful part of the world.  It is a great place to be, even if the National Parks are closed.